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South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study by Cigna Corporation, the parent company of LINA Korea, the first foreign provider of life insurance in Korea, showed that the perception of health and quality of life by South Koreans worsened compared to last year, resulting in the lowest levels of perceived well-being amongst all [...]

Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The “New Southern Policy Initiative” ambitiously being pursued by the South Korean government would require heightened levels of engagement with ASEAN member states. However, a recent study has showed that the understanding of ASEAN countries by South Koreans was very low. This is according to a study titled “Koreans’ [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Carbon-intensive Firms’ Stock Prices Drop in Abnormally Warmer Months

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Carbon-intensive Firms’ Stock Prices Drop in Abnormally Warmer Months

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – People revise their beliefs about global warming when experiencing abnormally warmer climate, research by CUHK Business School reveals. Climate change is a term too familiar in our daily lives. While we lament over the rising sea levels, melting glaciers and intense wildfires, most people do not seem [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Large Early Contributions from Family and Friends May Affect Crowdfunding Success

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Large Early Contributions from Family and Friends May Affect Crowdfunding Success

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) - Raising money from family and friends is a common and effective way for start-ups. However, will it affect the success of crowdfunding initiatives? Entrepreneurs are increasingly relying on internet crowdfunding — the use of online platforms to raise money from multiple contributors. It is reported that active global crowdfunding platforms [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Local Financial Analysts with Access to Political Knowledge Generate More Accurate Forecasts in China

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Local Financial Analysts with Access to Political Knowledge Generate More Accurate Forecasts in China

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) - Research study on work of local and foreign brokerage analysts in China finds political knowledge creates information wedge between market participants. Institutional factors, such as politics and the relationships between politicians and companies, can shape the way businesses report financial information in many emerging economies. There is often [...]

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – One particular social trend finding prominence in 2016 was the “do-it-yourself” movement. In a society that places high importance on group activities, and emphasizes that everything be done “together,” the concept of dining alone, studying alone, or even drinking alone, seemed alien in the past, and these types of [...]